Quincy Public Library will observe National Library Week, in conjunction with the American Library Association’s nationwide celebration of libraries and library workers, April 10-16, 2016.

Quincy Public Library invites community members to stop in the library at any time to register or renew their library cards, which are available at no charge to all residents of Quincy and parts of the surrounding townships.

Having a QPL library card allows the user to check out books, movies, or music, as well as to access all digital resources available on the library website, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, magazines, and more.

Citizens of Quincy use and support their library, reading, viewing, listening, researching, and attending programs in numbers greater than many larger cities in Illinois. QPL hosts about 500 visitors a day, making it one of the top two visited locations in downtown Quincy and Quincy residents borrowed more than 800,000 items in just the past year.

Quincy Public Library provides materials and classes to foster lifelong learning, cultural, and recreational needs. In addition to services within the library building, QPL has also increased the number of digital resources available 24/7 for library card holders, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, magazines, study guides, and genealogical assistance. eResources are available at any location and on any device the library card holder chooses, making it simple to access the information needed, even when the library is closed.

The library also fosters community engagement with discussion groups and special events, provides access to technology with public use computers available for adults, teens and children, and offers instruction in technology learning. Quincy Public Library has partnered with several community organizations, including Quincy public and parochial schools, the Regional Office of Education, United Way, and the Adams County Health Department to help increase literacy skills.

Outreach efforts include scheduled delivery of library materials to homebound patrons and to Quincy teachers for their classrooms, as well as after- hours pick up lockers and an active speaker’s bureau of staff member available to speak to clubs and organization.

For more information on Quincy Public Library services, visit the website quincylibrary.org or call the library at 223-1309.